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Exclusive Use Hilltop Villa with Private Pool and Stunning Views



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Villa in Serramonacesca, Pescara, Italy - Peaceful Location, private pool, 30 Mins to Beach, Ski Resort or Airport.

Stunning location in Abruzzo. Easy access from three airports - Pescara, Ancona, Rome. Near beautiful sandy beaches, medieval hilltop towns, mountains.

This modern villa has been restored from an older property and completely upgraded with new appliances and furniture, and painted throughout.The kitchen is well equipped, and there is a washing machine. Outside there is a small barbecue. It is perfectly safe for small children. Situated between two villages on its own hilltop yet it is within easy reach of all amenities. It is on three floors, has a very large patio (floodlit for night time dining) with dipping pool and also a roof terrace for evening dining, overlooking the mountains. Balconies from the bedrooms give privacy and extra space. Our only neighbours are the sheep from the nearby farm which makes and sells its own sheep and goat cheese. Please note pool is 3.5 metres in diameter, slightly smaller than in photo.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought the house nearly five years ago and have spent this time renovating it. This last year we have had an excellent builder who has brought the house into a good state of repair and built a superb walled patio overlooking stunning views, which has put the finishing touches to the house. The house stands alone on a hilltop affording complete privacy. The garden runs alongside land where local farmers grow fruit and vegetables and a 100 yards down the track, the local farmer has around 1500 sheep as well as goats and horses and his wife makes and sells cheese. A well-known 'Agriturismo' is a few minutes drive away for superb meals and the mountain walks are heavenly!

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We enjoyed the most fantastic restful week in this house in Abruzzo. The proximity of beautiful mountains, villages and beaches offers enormous choice of delights to explore. However the house itself is hard to drag yourself away from as the terraces are fabulous and the swimming pool great just to float about in and admire the views. Had lovely and really reasonably priced food and wine in local eateries. This is one of the few places we would come back to and we are regular travellers in Italy."

Diane. Reading, Berkshire.

"This simply refurbished Italian retreat has stunning views across the rolling hillsides to the sea. It is in the mountains, but within reasonable access to the coast and ski resorts. If you’d love a taste of rural Italy this is for you. We had a wonderful family holiday visiting villages, fortresses, mountains, markets and the beach". Humphries family, Cambridge
Jan 2010
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious airy house and with just the two of us there was plenty of room. The first impression is imposing, on a hilltop with mountain views in all directions. All the facilities are here in the house, and the two ancient, neighbouring villages are very useful for basic essentials.

We were lucky with the weather, and enjoyed a lovely, relaxing holiday, reading and writing and visiting a couple of historic nearby towns. We'd certainly like to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hilltop Villa with pool and stunning views

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at this property, The area was outstanding in its beauty and scenery. A getaway from it all holiday in a comfortable house with pool. The owner was incredibly kind and a pleasure to deal with and requests were met happily. The views from the house were amazing as were the sunsets. A great place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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casa maya

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house in lovely setting, house was clean and well equipped. Owner very helpful before and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last year for a week and fell in love with it! The house is perfectly situated in the hills and the surrounding views are incredible. Location is great, not far from the airport or the beach and situated close to two small towns for groceries and restaurants/bars. The house itself is beautiful; it is in a lovely condition, very well looked after and has everything you need. Definitely recommend a stay here, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifull views, peacefull and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at casa Maya, it was so peaceful and the views were stunning. The property was very clean and well maintained. We went to a few different restaurants near the house in the small villages. We also visited Pescara that is by the beach and the food in the restaurants were amazing and atmosphere was friendly. We would recommend to all our family and friends and would love to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A peaceful gem in Abruzzo

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this rural house for a week with 4 friends an had an excellent experience. The first thing to mention are the breathtaking views and complete rural tranquility. The house always seemed amply big enough for the 5 of us and evenings were spent with barbecues on the terrace and wine round the log fire afterwards. Several of the nearby villages are accessible by foot, are charming and have a few (very reasonably priced) restaurants serving regional dishes. The presence of a farm shop only a few hundred metres away from the house means that one could spend many car-less days just reading and enjoying the pool: when we did venture further afield we found completely unspoiled and relatively unknown towns set in a dream-like landscape of meadows, wide-open skies and shady ravines.

Picking up friends from the Airport at Pescara was an easy 25 min drive, with the sea and beaches about 35 mins away.

This house is breathtaking and ideally situated between mountain and sea in a relatively undiscovered corner of Italy. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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From the Owner

The house has exceptional views, even within an area of outstanding beauty, because it is situated on its own hill with sweeping panoramic views of mountains, valleys, the plain leading to Pescara and even glimpses of the sea. That is why we bought it! Its location is also excellent, being 20 minutes from Pescara airport (2 hours from Rome Ciampino), 30 minutes from gorgeous beaches and 30 minutes from the ski slopes. It is between two medieval villages, both 5 minutes drive away. This area rarely gets tourists apart from Italians revisiting their former homes. Therefore people are very friendly, food is inexpensive and local festivals are authentic. In the summer all local villages sport their own festivals which are often medieval. Walks are lovely whatever time of year.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pescara at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Serramonacesca at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Rome-Pescara at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Regio Traturro at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pescara or Francavilla at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended


30 mins drive to beaches which are very clean, sandy, with warm gentle waves.


Car hire is recommended. 30 mins drive from Pescara airport. 2 hour drive from Rome Ciampino. 2 hour drive from Ancona airport.


Few minutes drive to either medieval village. Well known abbey of Serramonacesca a few minutes away as is Volto Santo, the famous sanctuary in Manoppello. Medieval towns and villages within easy reach.

Further Details:

The area is of outstanding beauty set in the foothills of the mountains on the edge of the Majella National Park which is home to all sorts of wild animals (including wolves and bears!) Walks can be organised for mushroom or truffle gathering, picking wild asparagus, or just for sightseeing. Both local villages have banking facilities, shops, restaurants and cafes. One is sleepy and tranquil, one more lively. In the summer all the villages organise local festivals and there are medieval processions and exhibitions. Our local village organises a mountain walk. There are many untouched villages around with not a tourist in sight. This is hidden Italy. Beautiful clean beaches are within 30 mins. drive.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Non refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure the property. If the renter cancels the holiday, owner will make all efforts to re-let and if successful will return the deposit. Full payment to be made 6 weeks before departure. £100 extra cheque required against any damages or breakages, to be returned uncashed after stay. There are no hidden or extra charges apart from central heating during a winter let which is charged at cost according to consumption.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day but can be flexible out of peak period.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discounts for long lets can be arranged. Special Offers for June and September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The unique feature of the house is that every room opens onto a magical landscape, either to the hills and great plain beyond with Pescara and glimpses of the sea in the distance, or onto the Majella mountain range and Gran Sasso, highest peak of the Appenines. In particular, each bedroom has large floor to ceiling windows so that the views can be seen without even getting out of bed! I have not been anywhere else locally where the views from the house are so exceptional (and hard to show to full advantage in photos). Dinner each night from the roof terrace - with nearly a 360 degree view - at dusk with the mountains gradually fading with the light are experiences you will never forget. The privacy is total as there are no near neighbours, so you can swim naked if you wish.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Includes hair dryer and personal scales
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom on 1st floor with bath, shower, wc and sink. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, wc and sink.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, tables, chair, and wardrobe. Two bedrooms have private balconies. Bedroom 3 has roof terrace. Bedroom 2 with king size bed, tables, chair, and wardrobe. Also child's cot. Bedroom 3 with two single beds, table and wardrobe.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms except top bedroom (which is under the roof) are cool in summer. Top bedroom may require use of a fan in hot weather (fan is provided). Safe for small children but supervision required on steps leading to garden (beyond locked door). Pool can only be accessed via small ladder so very safe for children as ladder can be easily removed. Outside: Relax and cool off in the (sole use) patio pool, which is above ground level, (3.5 metres in diameter). Please note that this pool , new for summer 2014, is slightly smaller than that shown in the photo. Enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the magnificent views including a glimpse of the sea. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property and towels and linen will be cleaned before visit. Pool maintenance. Other: Two patios with tables and chairs on ground level and under roof for outside dining. Porch area for breakfast.

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